So 60 years old today, many happy returns Arsene, you have brought a brand of football to the Arsenal that is exciting and fun to watch, and after watching the two biggest names in football last night, I really think we can win the European Champions League this season, I really do.
Leonardo isn’t Leonardo, he’s Nigel Havers, and Milan we all know are Beyonce, so when they lined up against money bags Madrid you expected fireworks, well, we got massive goalkeeping errors from both sides, errors that made Almunia look like Gordon Banks, but Pato aside, I didn’t see much they spent massively on that made me feel particularly envious.
I did however wonder what would have been when I watched Diarra, who only cost us £2 million, he really would have been our Makelele, I also got a little twitchy watching Alonso and Nesta, it was only then I thought what could have been.
Still onto the reason behind today’s picture. That picture was taken by me, on my Sony Ericsson W350i, yes a W350i! I took it after the Brummie game, the funny thing was, I took it an hour after the game finished, 2 pints after in fact, then I had to stand in this queue for another half an hour, so Arsenal, this is why people leave the ground early.
Now if I ever saw Gazidas or Hill-Wood in the queue, I could understand why they keep telling us what rascals we all are leaving, but they are in the ground quaffing Champagne before stepping into their chauffeur driven Limo’s, so whilst I am not condoning them leaving early, and I did abuse my cousins in the North Bank for bunking off, I do understand why fans leave early.
Maybe Arsenal should pay towards getting escalators put into Holloway road to relieve congestion, as they said they would when they got planning permission in the first place. Or maybe Arsenal should have some respect for the fan that pays their wages, and think of a way around our queueing hell, instead of telling us how we pull the team down.
Today sees the AGM, Pedro is going in my place so will no doubt report on that tomorrow, however Hill-Wood has said this in the Daily Star. ‘Arsene is going to say a few words and woe betide any shareholder who stands up and tries to criticise him’
Tough words coming from a bloated public schoolboy, but isn’t that what AGM’s are for? To question, What sort of world would we live in if no one dared to ask or question decisions. I think history has showed us that if you don’t, nasty things happen, Arsenal have shareholders that have a right to question, I’m still waiting for an answer to the bloke that asked why we kept Ade, and why we signed Silvestre.
So what Hill-Wood wants is a shareholders love in, hmmmm. He also said If you were a sensible, realistic shareholder, you would be very pleased at what is happening here.
Well Pete my old cocker, if you were a sensible realistic shareholder, you would expect a dividend, but we’re not, most of us are Arsenal fans and have bought the shares out of love, and if we feel the need to question, then we have earned that right the same as any sensible shareholder, so maybe you should keep your mouth shut and let Arsene look after himself, he is 60 you know, not 9.
The team say they will learn from the draw on Tuesday, I hope we show West Ham how good we are, after seeing the mega spenders play like shit, our result wasn’t too bad, we’ll qualify, we didn’t lose and no one died.
And you know what? The sun will still come up in the morning!
I’m looking forward to the next 2 weeks, we could go through in the Carling Cup, qualify in our ECL group and be top of the league on the back of the Spuds, now it doesn’t get better than that, does it!
Have a great day Grovers, and drink a beer to Wenger’s health.
P.S. Pedro has updated the funnies and the gallery. If he hasn’t responded to an e-mail, please send it again. His spam filter has been playing up! He said he’ll try and twitter from the meeting today, so keep an eye out for that… details in the side bar —>!